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Chiddingstone Church of England School

Educating for life in all its fullness - John 10:10

Year 3

Friday 18th September


It's the end of a busy but fantastic week in class.


Firstly, thank you to all those who could join the Curriculum Meeting on Wednesday.  I am so sorry once again for the technical difficulties but I hope you found the meeting useful. 


In Literacy this week we have been exploring character traits both positive and negative.  The children have ben learning about first and third person and wrote a letter from Charlie Bucket to Willy Wonka in first person, to explain how excited he is about visiting the chocolate factory.  We are still really enjoying reading the book in class and this resulted in a very exciting Roald Dahl day.  I hope you all liked the Willy Wonka hats and Wonka bars!  Today we have written up our Wonka bar science experiment - behind all fun there is learning!  We have been discussing different states and how these can be reversed.  This is exactly how we made the Wonka bars - changing state from solid to liquid and then back to a solid again.


In maths, we have continued with place value working with hundreds, tens and ones.  We have been using the part, part, part whole model to help partition 3 digit numbers.


A reminder that children will be tested on Monday on the following spellings: they, grey, obey, disobey prey

Spellings for next week will be yet another 'ai' sound:  straight, brain, faint, praise, afraid.


Have a lovely weekend


Mrs Glover


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Forest School

9th September 2020


We have reached the end of week 2 and the children have been fantastic despite quite a few bad colds in the class. 


This week, we have been working through assessments in maths, reading and spelling.  This will help me assess whether there are any gaps in their learning and plan my lessons accordingly.  All the children have given their best effort and I am now looking forward to pressing on with some teaching and learning!

In maths, many of the children find it difficult when a number is missing from a different place in a number sentence eg:  3 + ? = 5 or ? + 2 = 5   This is the start of algebra! They have only been used to 3 + 2 = so we have been working on cracking Mrs Glover's codes this week and they have made great progress.  This might be something you might like to practise at home.


We have continued to look at heroes and villains - this week's villain has been Creulla de Vil.  The children wrote a formal letter to Cruella commanding that she stops being cruel to the dalmations. They certainly have some very strong opinions!


A reminder that on Monday, children will be tested on their spellings which are: eight, eighty, eighth, weight, neighbour 


Next week's spellings will be: they, obey, disobey, grey, prey and they will be tested on Monday 20th September.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing those that can at our Curriculum Meeting via zoom on Wednesday at 1:30.


Mrs Glover


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Forest School

Welcome to Class 3


A very warm welcome to Class 3.  It has been an absolute delight getting to know all your children this week.  Everyone has returned to school in such a happy manner and there has been a really positive vibe all week in class. It is brilliant to have all the back on site. This week we have spent some time getting to know the new routines which children have picked up quickly. 


In Literacy, we have started reading our new book Charlie and the Chocolate factory which has created lots of great discussion.  We also read Michael Rosen's poem 'Chocolate Cake' which is hilarious.  The children are enjoying writing with their pens - a big thank you to you all for sending them in so quickly.  Next week, we will start introducing weekly spellings.  We learn 5 spellings a week which we practise each day in class in a fun and interesting way. All the children should now have a reading book.  If possible could this be sent to class each day.  Thank you.


In maths we have been revisiting addition through Snakes and Ladders and today we started Singapore Maths counting in 100s to 1000. 


Next week, we will be running assessments throughout the school so we really can gauge where each child is and where the gaps are.


Date for the diary- Wednesday 16th September at 1:30... a Zoom Curriculum meeting where I will talk through the Year 3 curriculum and my plans for the year ahead.  If you are not able to join, I will email you the notes.  Details with Zoom ID / password will be sent out by the office.  


Obviously there is no homework of any such this weekend.  Just relax and enjoy it!  


I look forward to seeing all the children on Monday and don't forget, they can come to school on Tuesday in their PE kit and Forest School is on Tuesday afternoon.


Have a very happy weekend.


Mrs Glover